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After you
Get Tattooed

Be Gentle, Be Vigilant, Be Consistent

If you have a question about your tattoo or aftercare instructions, we encourage you to reach out to us by phone or email. Mild bruising and skin irritation are common in the days following a tattoo, but if you believe that your fresh tattoo is becoming infected please contact your nurse or doctor. Your well being is important to us, and we take the utmost care in providing a clean professional setting, but we can not offer informed medical advice. Below you can find the aftercare instructions that we offer verbally after each tattoo: 

  • Leave bandage on for at least 6 hours, but no more than 24 hours

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water before removing the bandage

  • carefully remove bandage and immediately Wash the tattooed area with mild soap and warm water (Ivory or Dove are commonly recommended brands)

  • once clean, pat dry with a clean towel

  • apply a small amount of mild unscented moisturizer to the entire tattooed area and rub it in gently until it is absorbed - avoid any moisturizer that remains above the surface of your skin for more than 5 seconds after being applied

  • Be sure to wash the tattooed area at least twice a day (upon waking and before going to bed) or as often as needed - your new tattoo should be treated like any fresh wound, and every reasonable precaution should be made to limit exposure to dust and bacteria

  • Do not soak your tattoo while it is healing - showers are fine, but no baths, hot tubs, pools

  • Your tattoo will begin to peel approximately 4 days later, and there will be pigment mixed with the flakes - this is normal

  • Do not pick any flakes or scabs that have formed as this can pull pigment out of your skin prematurely and leave inconsistencies in your tattoo

  • Your tattoo is going to get itchy while it is flaking, do not scratch it! be gentle. be patient, and moisturize as needed

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